As COVID-19 spreads, governments are responding with drastic measures to combat the pandemic’s health and economic impacts. In the mining industry, the virus has harmed workers, disrupted supply chains, and halted operations in many nations. The crisis presents commodity-specific risks to supply and/or demand, which is reflected in ongoing price volatility throughout the sector. There is a risk that countries dealing with this unprecedented crisis may adopt poorly designed policies that may have long term implications.
The following information and events examine key policy implications for governments and actions being taken by governments to address this rapidly evolving crisis.
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause widespread disruption to the world’s social and economic development. Our research shows the scope and impact of the changes for the 42 million people around the globe involved in artisanal and small-scale ...
Date of event:December 3rd, 2020
October 12, 2020
With the impacts of COVID-19 and increasing automation, detailed data is even more important for governments to understand mining sector requirements.
September 21, 2020
What can governments and industry do to ensure vulnerable workers aren’t left behind when the next pandemic strikes?
The Governments of Argentina and Colombia will present their reactivation programs identifying the actions and support provided to the ASM sector during COVID-19. This webinar is presented in English and Spanish.
Date of event:September 24th, 2020
Join us Wednesday, September 9, at 9:00 a.m. ET / 3:00 p.m. CEST as we explore what COVID-19 means for new technologies and the future of mining.
Date of event:September 9th, 2020
July 23, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the future and prepared trade unions for the new world of work in mining post-COVID-19, the authors say.
July 02, 2020
Three lessons that emerged from our trio of webinars on the topic.
June 25, 2020
Responses to some participant questions from our Spanish-language webinar: Mining Tax Policy and Administrative Responses to COVID-19.
June 14, 2020
Responses to participant questions raised during our French-language webinar: Mining Tax Policy Responses to COVID-19.
June 09, 2020
The latest paper from the IGF details how COVID-19 has impacted employment in mining.
Join us Wednesday, June 10, at 9 a.m. Ottawa / 3 p.m. Geneva as we look at the impacts of COVID-19 on employment and earnings in the mining sector.
Date of event:June 10th, 2020
Spanish webinar exploring mining tax policy responses to the COVID-19 health crisis.
Date of event:May 29th, 2020
A French webinar exploring mining tax policy responses to the COVID-19 health crisis.
Date of event:May 26th, 2020
May 04, 2020
In the COVID-19 era, governments may find themeselves both facing force majeure claims from companies and making force majeure claims themselves.
May 03, 2020
Argentina, Colombia, and Peru have released mining-specific COVID-19 protocols, we have summarized the key elements in these guidelines.
Join us May 13 to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on supply chains and local content policies.
Date of event:May 13th, 2020
April 23, 2020
Partners IGF and ATAF answer questions stemming from their webinar exploring mining tax policy responses to the COVID-19 health crisis.
Webinar exploring mining tax policy responses to the COVID-19 health crisis.
Date of event:April 16th, 2020